Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Horse Drawn Tower Wagon
Horse Drawn Tower Wagon
Acquired by the Museum:1970
Current State:Fully restored
Purchased by Ipswich Corporation Tramways in 1902, this vehicle was used to erect and to maintain the overhead wires on the tram system. It survived after conversion to a trailer unit, to be used to repair the replacement trolleybus wires until 1963. It was used to maintain the lighting at Constantine Road Bus Depot after this, before spending a number of years dumped out of use before being obtained by the collection in 1970.

Some restoration work was undertaken on this vehicle by a Manpower Services Scheme in the mid 1980s, but a complete repaint was undertaken during the 1991/92 winter period.